Skip to comments.Invasion! DHS Source Tells Why Military Train in U.S. Cities
Posted on 02/11/2013 11:57:07 AM PST by Nachum
A news article was sent to me earlier this week. It appeared in the Beaufort Gazette. The article stated that later this week about 150 Marines and Navy personnel will hold realistic urban training in Jasper County, South Carolina.
This was one of many joint military-local law enforcement exercises that had come to my attention in less than one month. Held in cities across the U.S., they were becoming more common and more intense. But why? Why train in populated towns and cities where accidents could produce unnecessary casualties?
The Gazette further reported that the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit will train within Ridgeland town limits. The times and exact locations for the training are not being announced, according to 2nd Lt. Gerard R. Farao.
A little background on the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU). It is one of seven Marine Expeditionary Units. A MEU is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force with a strength of about 2,200 personnel. The MEU consists of four major parts: a command element, a ground combat element, an aviation combat element, and a logistics element. The 26th MEU was establishment in the early 1970s and has deployed extensively, and participated in numerous combat and contingency operations. The 26th MEU is based out of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
I was once stationed at Camp Lejuene, NC. As a Navy Corpsman, I helped care for Marines. I tell you this because inevitably there will be those that assume I hold some anti-military motive. Quite the contrary. This writer is a Navy veteran, receiver of a Navy Commendation medal for lifesaving, Fleet Marine Force Expeditionary medal (2) and several letters of commendation among other ribbons and medals. I also spent time at Camp Lejuene.
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Sounds like a planned mass violation of Posse Comitatas.
States need to fund their own militias. They can be used in any upcoming civil unrest instead of inviting in the feds. They will also be useful in removing the monopoly of force from the federal government should the states need to nullify unconstitutional federal action.
Isn’t civil unrest a job, if it comes to that, for the National Guard and not the U.S. Military.
“Although there is no danger, Farao said residents should stay away if they see training under way or uniformed personnel.”
Why do we have to ‘stay away’ if there’s no danger?
So, an unnamed source high up in the DHS thinks that there will be civil unrest this summer, and that the urban exercises are to desensitize citizens to the military. I tend to roll my eyes, but considering all the current events and the government buying over a billion rounds of hollow points, they obviously are worried about it.
Unlike the article which states it will start this summer, I don't think fighting against the left and its government will break out that soon. We simply are not ready psychologically, politically and socially.
I say get as close as possible without being detected. Watch. Record video. Learn. Disseminate info. It will be needed.
Other way round. The exercise is to desensitize the military to firing on their citizens.
They ain`t immune from IED`s in Afghanistan.
bump for later.
regarding this current administration in the WH, does the architect worry about the reason for their design or worry about something going wrong when implementing their design??
These US cities are chosen specifically because they need to be trained on those city layouts.
All imo of course.
Well, Bill Errs, JJJr. and the Rev Al seem to make it work.
I wish that our Repub governors in these states would immediately issue an executive order, or a legislative bill, that would explicitly PROHIBIT the feds from conducting any such military exercises in any of their cities.....and that local LE, county sheriffs & state patrols would be given the express right to shut down and/or arrest any participants in such exercises.
I live in VA Beach, VA. We're in a verrrry big military area. There's the Navy Base in Norfolk, NAS Norfolk, Little Creek Amphibious Base, Ft Story, Dam Neck, Oceana Master Jet Base. All just in Norfolk and Virginia Beach and I have never in the 35 years I've lived here ever witnessed these kinds of training exercises. Ever. I think we need to take these reports seriously. Something's up and it smells pretty rotten.
Heheh...that’s not a job, that’s a career.
The muzzies have a ready supply of raw material for IED making. Not so in the US.
Apparently obongo is getting ready to declare a shooting war on Americans.
Look under your kitchen and bathroom sinks, you have plenty of material; you just need to know what to combine together.
‘Why do we have to stay away if theres no danger?’
Comrade MeganC, why are you being so difficult? You realize no doubt that His Holiness Obama is just looking out for our safety.
Come over here comrade, we have a nice shower for you.
This crap started during Klinton’s time and was followed up with Bush. The first I heard of it was when soldiers at Ft. Bragg N.C. set up traffic stops to do “citizen checks”. When they buy so much ammo and set up this kind of practices you have to know where they are headed. Not good for you all those “right-wing” terrorists. Coming to a city next to you if not already! Glad I am part of the left wing, tree hugging, global warming, welfare recipient, Uncle Sam’s plantation group. I won’t have to worry about this............... God bless us all.
The former is
Soro's the customer's business; the later is the Democrat's engineer's. The architect's worry is whether or not the design meets the required aesthetics and utilitarian parameters Soros the customer requires.
All obama has to do is federalize the troops - ergo, the state can do nothing - the next line of state defense are the state troopers.
“I say get as close as possible without being detected. Watch. Record video. Learn. Disseminate info. It will be needed. “
here if possible!
I think that partly they are worried about reaction to implementing their designs, and partly worried about coming financial crises and further loss of employment, etc. They can see that the immediate future is going to be problematic. If and when the moochers don’t get their checks, all hell will break loose. I think that is the main reason they are so bent on getting rid of effective rifles and ammo. I really don’t think anything of that magnitude will happen this summer. In the future, possibly, if we don’t change direction.
THIS article is from a LIBERAL PROGRESSIVE SOCIOPOLITICAL NETWORK. Has anyone looked at the banner? One of the posts on the liberal forum:
“What has happened to Real News?
Tom Brokaw, Dan Rather, and Walter Cronkite are a few names that are synonymous with REAL news. When these real news anchors went on the air, everyone who was tuned in could count on their information to be pertinent and accurate.”
These people are professional social psychologists who can get a homeless man to recycle his box home.
Please, think about what they are doing with this article. One of the posts to the original article is as follows:
Michael W Eaton · Port Republic, Maryland
“At no time during my time there were realistic urban training exercises conducted in towns and cities. This is a recent development.”
Not true. I was in the 24th MEU (SOC) in 1994-1996. One of the final (and largest) exercises before deploying to the Med was held on the Gulf Coast, in Gulfport, MS and New Orleans. It was conducted with the cooperation of local and state officials, and was a vital part of being ready for Special Operations before combat deployment.
A simple Google search pulled urban training exercise that date to 2000 in Atlanta (http://onlineathens.com/stories/081600/new_0816000018.shtml) among others.
I don’t think this can be termed in any way nefarious or a new shift in training.
It may not be a new shift in training but they are training more often. Maybe the campaigner in chief just likes spending money or his muslim advisor Brennan is behind it.
The Marines have been doing this for 2 decades when the MEUSOC program was initiated. They use U.S. cities because the infrastructure cannot be replicated on base for the planning and operations. Furthermore, the Norfolk/Virginia beach; Oceanside, CA; and Jacksonville, NC areas are not typically used because of the troops' familiarity with those areas. The idea is to get them in an area where they are not familiar with. I've been in many of these operations, and it was always about development to carry out 17 specific missions overseas, in a challenging environment.
This isn't that hard to verify. Ask any Marine who has been on a MEUSOC deployment, particularly the "Maritime Special Purpose Force (MSPF); but not exclusively limted to that group. Everyone on the ship knows the deal. It's routine.
What is law enforcement involvement? To intervene if a citizen "rolls up" the recon (which has happened). Civilians tend to wig out when a group of young men with long guns and other gear accidentally get exposed.
There's nothing to see here. Concentrate on your local and state efforts dealing with constitutional protections.
Our Oil Fields are covered up with the stuff and some of it very close to military grade.
When and how did they do the “citizen check” and how did they get away with it?
This patriot would tend to disagree with that premise
-we ain`t been that stupoid since 2007.
“The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower”-NY State Senator Marchione
an IED can be carried in your arms and
it`s got fire= FIREARM
“Extremism in defense of LIBERTY is no vice.”- Barry Goldwater
I don’t believe the conspiracy tale. Nuclear exchanges between nations are becoming more likely than every before. Nations plan follow-up landings near military targets of their enemies and also practice defending their own military installations on the ground, including surrounding infrastructure.
...more likely than ever before, even. ;-)
Joshua; Moses was barred from entering into the Promised Land because of disobedience. -- Also interesting is the phrase "drive out" which was often used in those commands, and [I believe] indicated a desire on God's part to avoid utterly killing them (not that He wouldn't, just that He didn't wish it). (Of course His primary responsibility is to those He adopted.)
Thanks EdReform. Sidebar:
Michael Savage: Obama makes a man ‘paranoid’
(Obama arming DHS while disarming citizens?)
WND ^ | February 10, 2013 | Drew Zahn
Posted on 02/11/2013 4:04:23 AM PST by Perseverando
DHS,DOD preparing for shtf/wrol. “Desensitizing” invasion by Feds.
Silly me. I thought this was a nation founded on laws.
Posse Comitatus Act - Definition
This article is about a United States statute prohibiting the use of the armed forces for law enforcement. For the sheriff’s powers of law enforcement at common law, see posse comitatus. For the terrorist organization, see The Posse Comitatus.
The Posse Comitatus Act is a federal law of the United States (18 USC 1385) passed in 1878, after the end of Reconstruction, and was intended to prohibit Federal troops from supervising elections in former Confederate states. It generally prohibits Federal military personnel and units of the United States National Guard under Federal authority from acting in a law enforcement capacity within the United States, except where expressly authorized by the Constitution or Congress. The original act only referred to the Army, but the Air Force was added in 1956 and the Navy and Marine Corps have been included by a regulation of the Department of Defense. This law is mentioned whenever it appears that the Department of Defense is interfering in domestic disturbances.
There are a number of exceptions to the act. These include:
National Guard units while under the authority of the governor of a state;
Troops when used pursuant to the Federal authority to quell domestic violence as was the case during the Rodney King riots;
The President of the United States can waive this law in an emergency;
In December 1981 additional laws were enacted (codified 10 USC 371-78) clarifying permissible military assistance to civilian law enforcement agenciesincluding the Coast Guardespecially in combating drug smuggling into the United States. Posse Comitatus clarifications emphasize supportive and technical assistance (e.g., use of facilities, vessels, aircraft, intelligence, tech aid, surveillance) while generally prohibiting direct participation of DoD personnel in law enforcement (e.g., search, seizure, and arrests). For example, Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachments (LEDETS) serve aboard Navy vessels and perform the actual boardings of interdicted suspect drug smuggling vessels and, if needed, arrest their crews.
The relevant legislation is as follows:
Sec. 1385. - Use of Army and Air Force as posse comitatus
Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.
What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
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